Tag Archives: James Trower


1st XI go top with victory over Churt

Saturday 3rd June 2017
Travelbag Surrey Championship Division 4
Churt 209 for 9 (55 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 211 for 5 (40.2 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 5 wickets

Stoke moved to the top of Division 4 for the first time with victory over Churt who started the day in that position.

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Will Gudgeon Warlingham

Gudgeon Century but narrow defeat for the 1st XI

Saturday 27th May 2017
Travelbag Surrey Championship Division 4
Cobham Avorians 300 for 9 (50 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 284 all out (45.2 overs)
Cobham Avorians won by 16 runs

A 78-ball hundred from Will Gudgeon, including five maximums that took him to the top of the list of all-time six-hitters for the Club, was not quite enough to pull off a victory that looked very unlikely after Stoke were 132 for 7 in the pursuit of the home side’s total of 300 for 9.

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1st XI win at Old Hamptonians

Saturday 20th May 2017
Travelbag Surrey Championship Division 4
Old Hamptonians 118 all out (26 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 119 for 5 (24 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 5 wickets

Both sides went into this match unbeaten but it was Stoke who maintained their 100% record with a successful chase at Old Hamptonians.

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Phipps and McMillan

Sunday XI beat The Badgers

Sunday 14th May 2017
Stoke D’Abernon 197 for 5 (40 overs)
Badgers 185 all out (38.3 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 12 runs

A fixture that was in jeopardy on Friday due to late drop outs, including the author of this report, was fulfilled due to some much appreciated assistance from those who played in the League the previous day, and a highly entertaining game was played out where all results were possible going into the closing overs.

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Stoke 1s v Battersea Ironsides April 2017

Stoke beat Battersea Ironsides

Saturday 22nd April 2017
Stoke D’Abernon 152 all out (37 overs)
Battersea Ironsides 116 all out (36.2 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 36 runs

Stoke successfully defended a moderate total to record their first victory of the season.

Batting first having won the toss, there was an early wicket when Alistair McMillan edged B.Grindell to the keeper; but Jack Raimondo and James Trower added 57 runs in 8.3 overs to get the board moving. They were separated when Raimondo, (23 from 26), was caught & bowled by first change Williams attempting to turn a low full toss into the mid-wicket area.

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Jase Earl

Sunday XI defeated at Sutton

Sunday 16th April 2017
Stoke D’Abernon 144 all out (33.3 overs)
Sutton 146 for 6 (33.5 overs)
Sutton won by 4 wickets

Despite a spirited display in the field a Stoke Sunday XI line up including plenty of League players was left to rue a shortage of runs on a good pitch at Sutton.

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Ralphie v Old As 2016

50 Hundreds by Stokers – Part 1

Avid followers of CricInfo will have seen the book review of “Masterly Batting : 100 Great Test Centuries” by Patrick Ferriday and Dave Wilson: http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/689777.html

This got us thinking and in the first of a five part series Ralphie has kindly taken time out to review and rank the centuries he has seen scored by Stokers in his time at the Club. Here is a brief background to set the scene, then on to part one:

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AGM 2017

AGM News

An increased turnout for this year’s AGM; a few watched the rugby ahead of the main event…

Clear the Beer II (1)

…and many more stopped back to have a few beers and some food afterwards.

Applying an ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ approach following our excellent 2016 season, most of the roles and responsibilities for 2017 remain unchanged. James Trower continues as Club Captain, likewise Jase Earl retains his role skippering the 2nd XI.

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